News archive from 27 May 2012

Norway 0 England 1: Roy starts with a win as Young fires Three Lions to victory

Roy Hodgson opened up his account as England manager with a win after the Three Lions secured a 1-0 victory in Norway on Saturday night.Manchester United winger Ashley Young scored the only goal of the game after nine minutes. But it was backs-to-the...

Daily Mail, 22:00 in Sport
 

Punch left woman with hole in mouth

By Sarah Taylor A WORCESTER teenager has pleaded guilty to punching his girlfriend in the face, causing a hole to the side of her mouth. Ryan McDonald, of Goldsmith Road, Blackpole, admitted two counts of assault on Saturday, April 14, saying he did...

 

Last-gasp Rovers claim derby spoils

Winger David Hodgson struck in the last move of the match to give Rovers a dramatic 32-30 victory in the 216th Hull derby and maintain their 100% record over their arch rivals in the Super League Magic Weekend. The Black and Whites looked to be...

People, 22:04 in Sport
 
Ashley Young ensures Roy Hodgson era starts with England win

Ashley Young ensures Roy Hodgson era starts with England win

The friendly was just nine minutes old when Young collected the ball in midfield and pushed forward to the edge of the area, before deceiving Brede Hangeland with a feint and sending a low shot across the goalkeeper. It was a rare high point in a...

Metro, 22:04 in Sport
 

Errors 'in 1 in 20 prescriptions'

GPs may be regularly making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a high-profile report published today by the General Medical Council. The report found that mistakes in areas such as dosage and timing were common, although it also found...

 

Vomiting bug shuts hospital wards

"Dozens of hospital wards closed over fears of norovirus outbreak," The Daily Telegraph has reported today. The paper said that health officials have issued a warning about the serious threat posed by the winter diarrhoea and vomiting bug,...

 

New code to safeguard older homeowners releasing cash announced by Equity Release Council

Homeowners looking to tap into a combined property wealth of more than £700 billion to give them a decent retirement are being promised more safeguards by a body to be launched tomorrow. The Equity Release Council - formerly trade body Ship...

 
JEFF PRESTRIDGE: some mutuals, I am sad to say, make a mockery of member democracy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: some mutuals, I am sad to say, make a mockery of member democracy

Mutuals make great play of the fact that they are owned by members, not dividend-hungry shareholders - although some, such as NFU Mutual, pay an annual mutual dividend to members in recognition of their loyalty. Mutuals also make a song and dance...

 
How to make the best of any fall in the base rate if you have a mortgage

How to make the best of any fall in the base rate if you have a mortgage

An interest rate cut could be on the way after Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, last week called on the Bank of England to do more to stop the economy stagnating. There was also shock news that the economy shrank more than...

 
SURVIVING THE EUROSHOCK: Britons now told DON'T take wads of holiday euros

SURVIVING THE EUROSHOCK: Britons now told DON'T take wads of holiday euros

Holidaymakers are being warned not to carry large sums of cash in Greece or elsewhere on the Continent, despite earlier advice. The dreaded "Grexit' - as the process whereby Greece might ditch the euro has been dubbed - seems to be drawing...

 
LISA BUCKINGHAM: Footsie should unfriend some poor hopefuls

LISA BUCKINGHAM: Footsie should unfriend some poor hopefuls

In a land where there are more lawyers per head than in any other and where the blame culture flows rich in the veins, the Facebook flotation was always going to prompt a string of writs. It should come as no surprise to readers of Financial Mail -...

 

Virgin may go to court over Sky control of pay-TV market for Hollywood blockbusters

Virgin Media may press for a judicial review of the Competition Commission's decision not to penalise Sky for its control of the pay-TV market for Hollywood blockbusters. As revealed by Financial Mail last week, the commission has performed a U-turn...

 

Record youth unemployment and high university fees force school leavers to question value of higher education

Record youth unemployment coupled with the trebling of university fees to £9,000 a year from this September are forcing more school leavers to question the value of higher education. Is it worth leaving university saddled with debt to compete in a...

 
As even the bosses reject their bonuses as excessive, the spotlight turns on the paymasters behind them

As even the bosses reject their bonuses as excessive, the spotlight turns on the paymasters behind them

When you pocket millions of pounds a year, turning down the odd few hundred thousand in bonuses may seem an empty gesture. Yet hugely competitive chief executives who rank themselves against their rivals in terms of the money they earn, down to the...

 

MasterCard faces High Court challenge from retailers over the hefty fees it levies on card transactions

MasterCard faces a multi-billion pound High Court challenge from retailers including Asda, Morrisons, Next and Debenhams over the hefty fees it levies on card transactions. The European Union General Court in Luxembourg last week upheld a European...

 


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